Nov 22, 2012 4:00pm PST
. this is big one for retailers. an economy in recovery means consumers are holding tight to their pocketbooks forcing retailers to fight harder for every dollar you spend. >> this is last minute thanksgiving thing. >> walmart is hoping they will follow the lead and head out early. they made a move that has left many people scratching their heads. they are opening their doors two hours earlier last year at time when many are still finishing dinner and watching football. >> 8:00 p.m. on thanksgiving, i don't mind it for me but i feel bad for everybody working. >> he is not alone. workers at stores signed online petition asking for thanksgiving day off. there is a demonstration for what some are called a retaliation against the workers. >> she is here because she wants to be. we couldn't find a single employee to support it to open on thanksgiving. >> i'm walking on the street when i get off of work. >> they predict 41 million customers will shop on thanksgiving. coming up at 6:00 one difference we spotted in this parking lot at the same time last year. >> carolyn: a lot of window shopping at sa
Nov 28, 2012 4:00pm PST
. but what are they doing about it? >> at the top of the wish list, a deal to a voice sending the economy over the fiscal cliff. >> my hope is to get this done before christmas. >> today, the president joined by middle income earners reaching out to the administration about keeping taxes low. >> if congress does nothing, every family in america will see their taxes go up at the beginning of next year. >> the white house is urging americans to use social media to push congress to act. keying in on $2000 tax increase going into affect next year for the average family of four. >> what is that again? my two? k. tweet use, my 2 k or e mail. post it on member of congress's facebook wall. do what it takes to communicate a sense of urgency. >> they may not agree on details but house speaker john boehner and house minority leader agree on one thing. failure is not on the table. >> going over fiscal cliff will hurt our economy. >> boehner said republicans are committed to a compromise. >> rinz are willing to put revenue on the table. >> so hard ball politics were left to house majority leador eric
Nov 23, 2012 4:00pm PST
count america's economy made up of 23 million small businesses such as ones at burlingame. on this black friday, many of them being overshadowed but shoppers at malls and now, major chains cut putting squeeze on them, on mean streets of the bay area. locales call it the avenue, however, it's a cluster ofzç$r boutiques and shops, now dominated by chains, ones often found in malls and on this black friday, those chains have brought predatory pricing that threatened viability of shops owned by four generations of the same family. >> everybody talks about black friday. 50%. >> i cannot do that. people come here because they want to stay away from malls. they don't want a part of it. that saved me. >> main streets find consumers have grown accustomed to and expect rock bottom prices.. >> people are looking for prices. there are some people that we have. that is how we are surviving here. but not everybody, anyone. >> a campaign to get shoppers to support the stores owned by sole pro pry tores. >> you do like to support those. you get a small coffee shop and people that like to support the lo
Nov 21, 2012 4:00pm PST
don't know. maybe i'll tell her next time. >> supermarkets packed. assign, perhaps the economy is improving. >> this line is longer than i've seen it before. >> people had to wait about 45 minutes to pick up orders. >> my hand, i'm going to be singing witness. i'm going to be stinky with ham. -- stingy with ham. bring your own. >> this is the time of the day or night if you will that supermarkets are the busiest. because people come, they get off work, they buy that extra jar of cranberry or sauce, or extra bottle of wine. i, myself i want to tell you went this morning at 8:00 in the morning. you, larry ask carolyn? >> yeah. i was looking for cranberry sauce this afternoon and it was sold out at target. >> there you go. >> i did nothing. >> yes. yes. >> thank you. >> thank you there is plenty of turkey carving going on today at salvation army in san francisco. police officers, firefighters and military personnel helped -- helped cut up 6,000 pounds of the holiday bird. >> mayor ed lee asked to square off against police and fire chiefs it was noncompetitive. they found a winner.